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Home Fire - Kamila Shamsie

Home Fire - Kamila Shamsie

Title: Home Fire

Author:  Kamila Shamsie

ISBN:  9781408886779

Weight:  635g

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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Isma is free.  After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred.  But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London – or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew.

Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives.  Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs.  As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to – or defy.  Is he to be a chance at love?  The means of Parvaiz’s salvation?  Two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel that asks: what sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles’ Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide – confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times.

Home Fire is longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize

Peer & Press Reviews

Shamsie’s simple, lucid prose plays in perfect harmony with the heartbeat of modern times.  Home Fire deftly reveals all the ways in which the political is as personal as the personal is political.  No novel could be as timely.

Aminatta Forna, author of The Memory of Love

Conflicts of loyalty in two British Muslim families unfold against a backdrop of religious fundamentalism – this is geopolitics made arrestingly personal.

Daily Telegraph

A good novelist blurs the imaginary line between us and them; Kamila Shamsie is the rare writer who makes one forget there was ever such a thing as a line.  Home Fire is a remarkable novel, both timely and necessary.

Rabih Alameddine, author of The Angel of History

Bibliographic Info

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Title: Home Fire
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes:

Costa Novel Award 2017 – shortlist

Man Booker Prize 2017 – longlist

Book Stats
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Imprint: Bloomsbury Circus
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781408886779
ISBN 10: 1408886774
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 260
Size (h x w x d): 223 x 145 x 26mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Zain Mustafa
Jacket design: Greg Heinimann
Jacket illustration: Greg Heinimann

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